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Atlona Ships 4K/UHD Switcher-Receiver Pair

Send 4K to remote displays

Atlona AT-UHD-CLSO-601 4K switcher/driver

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Atlona announced that the AT-UHD-CLSO-601 switcher and its intended receiver, the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX, is now shipping.

Created for classrooms and meeting rooms, the AT-UHD-CLSO-601 is a six-input, 4K/UHD at 30 Hz switcher with built-in scaling and mirrored HDBaseT and HDMI outputs. It incorporates four HDMI and two multi-function analog inputs, allowing digital or legacy analog sources, regardless of native resolution, to be used with HDMI displays.

“The AT-UHD-CLSO-601 is a simple solution for our dealers who want to reduce both the complexity and time required for system design and installation, and the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX is updated to the most current industry standards for content quality and protection,” said Ilya Khayn, co-founder and CEO of Atlona. “We wanted to get these products shipping to our customers as quickly as possible, and we are happy to deliver on that promise.”

Attributes such as microphone input with phantom power, auto-switching, 100m signal transmission with Power-over-Ethernet, multiple RS-232 ports, balanced analog stereo output, and a web-based GUI for switcher configuration are among the CLSO-601’s list of features for commercial integrators and their customers.

The web interface for the AT-UHD-CLSO-601 enables EDID management for optimizing video resolution and audio delivery, and allows HDCP management for using the switcher with compliant and non-compliant devices. The switcher, while provided with a handheld IR remote control, can also be controlled via third-party control systems using IP, IR, or RS-232 formats.

The AT-UHD-CLSO-601 accepts up to four digital sources — HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort — via four HDMI inputs. Two 15-pin HD connectors accept analog sources in multiple video standards. Connection on the two analog channels include stereo audio input and RS-232 for bi-directional pass through of control system signals. With mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs, the switcher accommodates a variety of meeting and classroom needs, such as dual displays, a confidence monitor, and video projection.

The AT-UHD-CLSO-601 is Atlona’s first multi-format switcher with Power-over-Ethernet and HDBaseT, permitting signal transmission — including AV content, control, Ethernet, and 48-Volt power — over a single cable as far as 328 feet (100 m).

In addition to providing 48-Volt phantom power on the microphone input, the new switcher is equipped with microphone ducking, a selectable feature that automatically lowers the audio level on the active AV input when someone speaks in to the mic. For convenience, front panel control is provided for source selection, volume, and access to menus for system configuration. Settings may also be adjusted remotely.

Working with the AT-UHD-CLSO-601 switcher is the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX receiver, which is powered the switcher and requires no separate power connection. The receiver supports 4K/UHD video at 60Hz, provides pass-through of HDCP 2.2 content, supports EDID communication, and employs HDBaseT technology for extending signals, including multi-channel audio in formats up to Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD master audio. The receiver allows cable runs up to 100 meters, uses IEEE 802.3af standard 48-Volt Power-over-Ethernet, and provides pass-through of bidirectional Ethernet and control signals. It features a quarter rack width metal enclosure for installation with rear panel I/O ports for uncluttered wire management.